Biography

Paul Weatherall, M.D., FACR, is a Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Musculoskeletal Radiology Division. His clinical interests include the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of joints, extremities, spine, and musculoskeletal tumors.

Dr. Weatherall earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received advanced training in MRI through a fellowship at UT Southwestern, and in musculoskeletal imaging through a fellowship at the University of California–San Diego.

His research interest in the MRI evaluation of joints, extremities, spine, and musculoskeletal tumors has resulted in more than 40 original research articles and editorials. Early in his career as a research assistant, he helped to install the nation's fifth MRI magnet for human imaging. His ongoing commitment to research is demonstrated by his membership on the Radiology Research Committee.

Dr. Weatherall is currently the supervising physician for the American College of Radiology Program for MRI systems at three UT Southwestern facilities. 

He is a member of several national and international professional organizations, including the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Medical Association, the Society of Skeletal Radiologists, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Dallas County Medical Society. He is also a member of the American College of Radiology, which inducted him as a Fellow in 2016, and the Texas Medical Association, for which he served two terms on the Board of Governors.

Dr. Weatherall serves as an editor for the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Newsletter, ECHOES; and as a reviewer for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, for which he received a "Distinguished Service" citation.

Education

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (1982)
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine (1986), Diagnostic Radiology
Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1987), Mri

Research Interest

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Musculoskeletal MRI
  • Musculoskeletal Tumors

Publications

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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Functional Tumor Volume by MR Imaging Predicts Recurrence-free Survival-Results from the ACRIN 6657/CALGB 150007 I-SPY 1 TRIAL.
Hylton NM, Gatsonis CA, Rosen MA, Lehman CD, Newitt DC, Partridge SC, Bernreuter WK, Pisano ED, Morris EA, Weatherall PT, Polin SM, Newstead GM, Marques HS, Esserman LJ, Schnall MD Radiology 2015 Dec 150013
Simultaneous measurement of tissue oxygen level-dependent (TOLD) and blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) effects in abdominal tissue oxygenation level studies.
Ding Y, Mason RP, McColl RW, Yuan Q, Hallac RR, Sims RD, Weatherall PT J Magn Reson Imaging 2013 Jun
Oxygenation in cervical cancer and normal uterine cervix assessed using blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) MRI at 3T.
Hallac RR, Ding Y, Yuan Q, McColl RW, Lea J, Sims RD, Weatherall PT, Mason RP NMR Biomed 2012 Dec 25 12 1321-30
Blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prediction of breast cancer chemotherapy response: A pilot study.
Jiang L, Weatherall PT, McColl RW, Tripathy D, Mason RP J Magn Reson Imaging 2012 Nov
Locally advanced breast cancer: MR imaging for prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy--results from ACRIN 6657/I-SPY TRIAL.
Hylton NM, Blume JD, Bernreuter WK, Pisano ED, Rosen MA, Morris EA, Weatherall PT, Lehman CD, Newstead GM, Polin S, Marques HS, Esserman LJ, Schnall MD Radiology 2012 Jun 263 3 663-72
Automated method for accurate abdominal fat quantification on water-saturated magnetic resonance images.
Peng Q, McColl RW, Ding Y, Wang J, Chia JM, Weatherall PT J Magn Reson Imaging 2007 Sep 26 3 738-46
Cancer yield of mammography, MR, and US in high-risk women: prospective multi-institution breast cancer screening study.
Lehman CD, Isaacs C, Schnall MD, Pisano ED, Ascher SM, Weatherall PT, Bluemke DA, Bowen DJ, Marcom PK, Armstrong DK, Domchek SM, Tomlinson G, Skates SJ, Gatsonis C Radiology 2007 Aug 244 2 381-8
Diagnostic architectural and dynamic features at breast MR imaging: multicenter study.
Schnall MD, Blume J, Bluemke DA, DeAngelis GA, DeBruhl N, Harms S, Heywang-Köbrunner SH, Hylton N, Kuhl CK, Pisano ED, Causer P, Schnitt SJ, Thickman D, Stelling CB, Weatherall PT, Lehman C, Gatsonis CA Radiology 2006 Jan 238 1 42-53
Novel rapid fat suppression strategy with spectrally selective pulses.
Peng Q, McColl RW, Wang J, Weatherall PT Magn Reson Med 2005 Dec 54 6 1569-74
MRI detection of distinct incidental cancer in women with primary breast cancer studied in IBMC 6883.
Schnall MD, Blume J, Bluemke DA, Deangelis GA, Debruhl N, Harms S, Heywang-Köbrunner SH, Hylton N, Kuhl CK, Pisano ED, Causer P, Schnitt SJ, Smazal SF, Stelling CB, Lehman C, Weatherall PT, Gatsonis CA J Surg Oncol 2005 Oct 92 1 32-8

Books

Featured Books Legend Featured Books

MRI Thoracic Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Weatherall PT, Madewell JE.. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

Abdominal Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Weatherall PT, Madewell JE. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

Musculoskeletal Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Weatherall PT, Madewell JE. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

MRI Artifacts. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Weatherall PT (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

Neoplasms and mass lesions involving muscle. In Imaging Skeletal Muscle in Health and Disease

Weatherall PT, Maale GE. (1996). New York City, New York, Springer-Verlag

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of American College of Radiology
    Recognition Contributions to Radiology Profession (2016)
  • Magna Cum Laude
    SMU College of Humanities and Sciences (1979)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    SMU College of Humanities and Sciences (1978)
  • Best Doctors 2005-2017

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Roentgen Ray Society (2012)
  • Society of Skeletal Radiology (2012)
  • Texas Medical Association (2012)
  • Texas Radiology Society (2012)
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (1988)
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Radiological Society of North America